This was one of the cool monuments at Gettysburg. Klaus and I drove the grounds taking pictures of pretty much everything we saw as we drove. I’m pretty sure we rarely stopped except at the big monuments and I’m pretty sure we stopped for this one because I purposely remember framing the cross to the right because I had recently learned about the composition rule of thirds As you can see the sky is in the top two thirds of the frame and the cross is in the right third. After taking this picture, I have full confidence in the rule of thirds and what it does for compositions.

This is a single exposure HDR with Photomatix and touch ups in Photoshop.